The unusual way that San Diego Unified elects and treats its school board members is under the microscope this year.
Those taking aim at the district’s elections system alternatively say it disenfranchises minorities and majorities, leads to instability and deters the best and the brightest from running.
Lawsuits have been filed complaining how individual board members are elected. A local coalition has discussed adding four appointed board members. And one lawyer wants school board members to be treated like City Council members.